The real life drama that captivated the Israeli public for over five years has come to an end, Moshe Katsav, the former Israeli president has been convicted of rape.
At the Carlton Club's Carlton Lecture, which in the past has been delivered by sitting Prime Ministers, including Margaret Thatcher, the former Conservative party leader, now in the House of Lords as Lord Howard of Lympne, openly criticised the current Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke, by repeating his 1993 mantra, "prison works".
On a very cold Tuesday at 12 noon I met with Isobel Hulsmann outside the Home Office. Isabel is 83 years old and for the past 24 years she and her family have been at the centre of what London's Assistant Police Commissioner called "one of the most deplorable episodes in the entire history of the Metropolitan Police Service."
In questions to the Justice Secretary last week, Ken Clarke accused the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination of being 'disingenuous' for claiming that his proposals would make it more difficult for victims of human rights abuse by British-based multi-nationals to gain access to justice.